USA: Premiere Dates Announced For New Series ‘Graceland,’ ‘Covert Affairs,’ ‘Suits,’ ‘White Collar,’ More…

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usa logoUSA NETWORK CONTINUES TO DOMINATE SUMMER WITH GRITTY NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “GRACELAND,”NEW REALITY SERIES “SUMMER CAMP”AND A STRONG LINEUP OF RETURNING FAVORITES

WHITE COLLAR and New Reality Series THE CHOIR Will Bow This Fall

NEW YORK –April 2, 2013 – Continuing its streak of dominating the summer TV landscape, USA Network announced today a powerful line-up of new originals and fan favorite returning series. The network will launch two new series, including the provocative drama GRACELAND from WHITE COLLAR creator Jeff Eastin, starring and Daniel Sunjata (“Rescue Me”) Aaron Tveit (“Les Miserables”), and the fun-filled reality competition series SUMMER CAMP from the producers of “Big Brother.”

This summer the seventh season of BURN NOTICE turns up the heat on Thursday, June 6 at 9/8c, followed by the much-anticipated launch of GRACELAND at 10/9c. Fan favorite ROYAL PAINS premieres its fifth season on Wednesday, June 12 at 9/8c paired with the third season premiere of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS at 10/9c. Hit international spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, July 16 at 9/8c, followed by the third season return of acclaimed drama SUITS at 10/9c. SUMMER CAMP premieres in July.

BURN NOTICE: The fast-paced spy thriller returns as viewers uncover the details of the mysterious deal Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) struck in the season finale. This situation pushes Michael into new and daunting territory and brings him face-to-face with some formidable friends and foes from his past. As the repercussions of the deal become increasingly dangerous and complex, Michael will enlist the help of Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell). Emmy®-nominated Sharon Gless also co-stars. Recurring guest stars this season include Adrian Pasdar, Jack Coleman and Stephen Martines. The series will celebrate its landmark 100th episode this season. Premieres June 6, airs Thursdays at 9/8c. Press Contact: Megan Rugani (818.777.6649, Megan.Rugani@nbcuni.com)

GRACELAND: Inspired by true events, USA’s new original series focuses on the lives of undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and US Customs who reside and operate under one roof. When forced to give up any shred of normalcy and the question of trust is a matter of life or death, the house becomes a sanctuary, their “Graceland.” Stars Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Manny Montana and Serinda Swan. From creator Jeff Eastin, this was a story too good to not be told. Premieres June 6, airs Thursdays at 10/9c. Press Contact: Aly Sands (212.664.2902, Alysia.Sands@nbcuni.com)

ROYAL PAINS: After spending the winter recuperating from brain surgery, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) is ready to return to work on the first weekend of summer – or so he thinks. With their Hamptons medical concierge service, HankMed, busier than ever and Boris’ (recurring guest star Campbell Scott) death still a mystery, Hank finds himself relying on Jeremiah (new series regular Ben Shenkman) in a very surprising way. Evan’s (Paulo Costanzo) rescue of an influential neighbor (recurring guest star Frances Conroy) has unexpected consequences for his future. Paige’s (Brooke D’Orsay) work at an auction house gives her an eye-opening look into Boris’ estate. A newly single Divya (Reshma Shetty) finds her plan to focus solely on work hitting an unexpected snag after the return of an ex. And a change in ownership at the local hospital brings new complications for HankMed. Callum Blue will recur this season as Milos, Boris’ cousin. Premieres June 12, airs Wednesdays at 9/8c. Press Contact: Lynn Weiss (818.777.6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com)

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS: Season three picks up six months after the New York Hawks playoff run at the end of season two. Big changes at the team force Dani (Golden Globe®-nominee Callie Thorne), TK (Mehcad Brooks) and Matt (Marc Blucas) to reconsider their futures with the franchise. After Dani’s success with TK and the New York Hawks, a powerful sports and entertainment management agency run by the seductive Connor McClane (John Stamos) makes her a promising offer to join his firm. The new job could to launch Dani to the next professional level – but at what cost? TK struggles under the reign of a new coach. After a long absence, Nico (Scott Cohen) resurfaces in a surprising place, complicating life for Dani. This season will also welcome John Stamos, David Anders and Karissa Lee Staples to the cast. Premieres June 12, airs Wednesdays at 10/9c. Press Contact: Megan Rugani (818.777.6649, Megan.Rugani@nbcuni.com)

COVERT AFFAIRS: The hit international spy drama returns this summer for its highly anticipated fourth season with Golden Globe®-nominee Piper Perabo as Annie Walker. This season kicks off after Annie and her longtime best friend and blind CIA tech-op, Auggie (Christopher Gorham) finally acknowledging their romantic feelings for one another. Things get complicated at the agency, as Annie aligns with Henry Wilcox (guest star Gregory Itzin) in a dangerous, undercover mission that has potentially scandalous consequences for the CIA. Joining the cast this season is Hill Harper (“CSI: NY”) who will play Calder Michaels, an ambitious CIA station chief based in Latin America. Premieres July 16, airs Tuesdays at 9/8c. Press Contact: Scott Radloff (818.777.1635, Scott.Radloff@nbcuni.com)

SUITS: The critically acclaimed, award-nominated and top rated legal drama returns for its third season with a shift in the dynamics at the firm. After merging with a top British firm, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) is at odds with his boss and mentor, Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres), and forces Mike (SAG Award nominee Patrick J. Adams) to do something he never thought possible – betray Harvey. Meanwhile, things with Mike and Rachel (Meghan Markle) get more complicated after Mike finally reveals his secret that he never actually went to Harvard – and they cross a line that can never be uncrossed. Premieres July 16, airs Tuesdays at 10/9c. Press Contact: Amanda Cary (212.664.8993, amanda.cary@nbcuni.com)

SUMMER CAMP: From Emmy®-Award winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan (“Big Brother”) and Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, this fun-filled and escapist series sends die-hard campers back to the most cherished place of their youth for the thrill of a lifetime. In SUMMER CAMP, viewers will meet an eclectic group of 16 adults from all walks of life – from the fanatic hunter to the former nerd-turned-supermodel to the vegan yoga instructor. Campers will pack their bags and head to an idyllic lakeside retreat, where they will indulge in over-to-top competitions inspired by classic camp games. At the end of the summer, the remaining competitors face off in the “Campathalon,” an ultimate Olympic style event. Premieres in July.

Press Contacts: Amanda Cary (212.664.8993, amanda.cary@nbcuni.com), Dorothy Canton (212.664.4372, dorothy.canton@nbcuni.com)

The Fall will bring the fifth season return of the hit original series WHITE COLLAR starring Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay in the unlikely partnership of an ex-con and an FBI agent, and the debut of USA’s inspirational new reality THE CHOIR, based on the BAFTA Award-winning British series of the same name which follows choirmaster Gareth Malone as he immerses himself in communities across the country and brings people together through the power of music.

TNT’s Summer Schedule: Premiere Dates For ‘Falling Skies,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘Major Crimes,’ ‘Franklin & Bash,’ More…

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TNT ANNOUNCES 2013 SUMMER PREMIERE DATES LINEUP INCLUDES FOUR NEW SERIES AND FIVE RETURNING HITS

tnt_logo2TNT is going to ramp up the drama this summer with a spectacular lineup of original series, including four brand new shows and five returning favorites. Set to launch new seasons this summer are the hit series Falling SkiesRizzoli & IslesMajor CrimesPerception and Franklin & Bash. New series joining them in the lineup include King & Maxwell; the unscripted competition series The Hero and 72 Hours; and the docu-drama procedural Cold Justice (working title).

“Even as we expand TNT’s lineup of original series to a year-round model, summer remains a big season for us and a great opportunity to introduce new series,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “This summer, we’re bringing our viewers a broad range of exciting dramas on TNT, from our tent-pole scripted dramas Falling Skies and Rizzoli & Isles to our newest crime drama King & Maxwell, starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn, to new unscripted dramas like The Rock’s action reality show The Hero and Dick Wolf’s compelling new unscripted procedural Cold Justice. They all deliver on TNT’s promise of smart, entertaining storytelling featuring a wide range of engaging personalities.”

The following is TNT’s summer slate of original series, including premiere dates. Hi-res photos are available for download from TNT’s online pressroom at http://tntnewsroom.com.

The Hero – New Series – Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Hero-Dwayne-JohnsonDwayne “The Rock” Johnson headlines this epic new competition series that will bring nine ordinary people together and assign them various missions testing their brains, their brawn and even their morality. The show will challenge the competitors to prove they’ve got what it takes to be heroes, pushing them to the limits to see what they are willing – and able – to overcome, undergo, or sacrifice for the sake of their fellow contestants. Through the show’s unique interactive digital platform, viewers will be polled each week to determine the contestant they consider to be the most heroic. The competition will then climax with viewers voting to determine who deserves the grand prize and the title of “The Hero.” The Hero is executive-produced by Electus (Ben SilvermanChris Grant and Jimmy Fox); 5×5 Media (part of the Electus studio system led by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk); Charles Wachter; Dwayne Johnson; and Dany Garcia. The series was created by Armstrong and Ringbakk of the Emmy®-winning 5×5 Media (SurvivorFashion Star, TBS’s King of the Nerds), along with Wachter (Fashion StarFood Revolution) and Electus’ Silverman (Fashion StarThe Biggest LoserThe Office).

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Website: http://www.theherotnt.com
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72 Hours – New Series – Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

72-Hours-med (1)Each week, this action-packed, white-knuckle competition series hosted by Brandon Johnson drops three new competing teams of strangers into the wilderness with only a single bottle of water and a GPS tracking device. The competitors have just three days to find a hidden briefcase full of cash. Along the way, they must survive treacherous terrain and battle the elements to be the first to locate $100,000. 72 Hours comes to TNT from Lighthearted Entertainment (Extreme Makeover), with Howard Schultz (The Moment of Truth), Rob LaPlante (The Apprentice) and Brady Connell (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) serving as executive producers.  Jeff Spangler serves as co-executive producer.

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Website: http://www.tntdrama.com/series/72-hours
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/72HoursTNT
Twitter: http://twitter.com/72HoursTNT | #72HoursTNT

Falling Skies – Season 3 – Two-Hour Premiere: Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m.(ET/PT)… Regular Timeslot: Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Falling-Skies-medBasic cable’s #1 summer drama among key demos tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader in this gripping series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven SpielbergMoon BloodgoodWill PattonDrew RoyMaxim Knight and Connor Jessup also star. In the third season of Falling SkiesGloria Reuben is set to guest-star in a multiple-episode arc as Marina Perlata, an aide to Wyle’s Tom Mason. In addition, Robert Sean Leonard is slated to guest-star as Roger Kadar, an obsessive but gifted scientist who runs the local power grid and lives underground with his pet rats, earning him the nickname “The Rat King.” In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies is executive-produced by DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl FrankRemi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman also serve as executive producers.

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Major Crimes – Season 2 – Premiere: Monday, June 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Major-Crimes-medTelevision’s favorite squad of detectives has entered bold new territory with this hit crime drama that ranked as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2012. The elite team of Major Crimes is back, headed by two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, GW Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Phillip P. Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson and Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales. Graham Patrick Martin returns as Rusty Beck, a homeless teen and material witness taken in by Captain Raydor, and Robert Gossett guest-stars as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor. This season, Nadine Velazquez joins the ensemble as Deputy District Attorney Emma Rios.Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. The series is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. TelevisionJames Duff, Greer ShephardRick Wallace and Michael M. Robin serve as executive producers.

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King & Maxwell – New Series – Premiere: Monday, June 10, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

"King & Maxwell" - Pilot - 3 Sean & Michelle are released# 1 Jon Tenney as Sean King # 2 Rebecca Romijn as Michelle MaxwellThis brand new private-eye drama features Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as bestselling author David Baldacci‘s popular characters Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. These two aren’t your typical private investigators. Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skills – not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry – give them a leg up on conventional law enforcement. Maxwell is a former Olympic athlete who uses her brains, beauty and Beltway connections to solve cases. King’s career in the Secret Service ended when the presidential candidate he was assigned to protect was assassinated, sending him on a downward spiral. Today, King has added a law degree to his arsenal of skills, allowing him to navigate the system in ways a typical private investigator never could. Along the way, King and Maxwell clash over everything, from her garbage-strewn car to his love of wine over beer. King & Maxwell also stars Michael O’Keefe and Chris Butler as F.B.I. Special Agents Rigby and Carter, who clash with King and Maxwell over their less-than-legal methods. This series is being produced by CBS Television StudiosShane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles), Grant Anderson (Third Watch); and Chris Downey (Leverage) serve as executive producers, with Karen Spiegel as producer and Baldacci as series consultant.

Connect with TNT’s King & Maxwell

Website: http://www.tntdrama.com/series/king-and-maxwell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KingAndMaxwell

Rizzoli & Isles – Season 4 – Premiere: Tuesday, June 18, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Rizzoli-Isles-medOne of cable’s Top 3 shows for three consecutive years, Rizzoli & Isles will return this summer with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston’s top crime-solving duo. Harmon is Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry, an authentic and deep friendship and a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston. Rizzoli & Isles also stars Lorraine BraccoLee Thompson Young, Bruce McGillJordan Bridges and Brian Goodman. Developed for television by executive producer Janet Tamaro and developed characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess GerritsenRizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television, Janet Tamaro’s Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions. Tamaro and Haber serve as executive producers.

Connect with TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles

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Perception – Season 2 – Premiere: Tuesday, June 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Perception-medThis fascinating series features one of the most unique crime solvers on television, an eccentric neuroscience professor who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce’s mind may be brilliant, it’s also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student who has recruited Pierce to consult on cases. Also starring are Arjay SmithKelly Rowanand LeVar Burton. In addition, season two will feature special guest star Scott Wolf (Party of FiveVEverwood) as Donnie, Kate’s soon-to-be ex-husband.  Perception was created by executive producer Ken Biller and co-executive producer Mike Sussman, with McCormack serving as producer. The series comes to TNT from ABC Studios.

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Franklin & Bash – Season 3 – Premiere: Wednesday, July 24, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Franklin-Bash-medThis buddy lawyer series stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer as two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. This season, Heather Locklear joins the Franklin & Bash cast as Rachel King, a beautiful and brilliant trial lawyer and the firm’s newest partner. Malcolm McDowell returns as Renaissance man Stanton Infeld, the brilliant and eccentrically spontaneous patriarch of the law firm. Also starring are Reed DiamondDana Davis and Kumail NanjianiFranklin & Bash is produced by Four Sycamore ProductionsLeft Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures TelevisionJamie TarsesKevin Falls, Matthew McGuinness and Bill Chais serve as executive producers.

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Cold Justice (working title) – New Series – Premiere: Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Cold-Justice-medTNT’s new unscripted procedural drama follows two top-notch female investigators as they dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or closure. Kelly Siegler, a Texas prosecutor for 21 years who has successfully tried 68 murder cases, and Yolanda McClary, a crime scene investigator who worked more than 7,000 cases in her 26 years in the Las Vegas Police Department, are putting their vast knowledge and experience to work helping local law-enforcement officers and families of violent-crime victims get to the truth. With a fresh set of eyes on old evidence, superior interrogation skills and access to advanced DNA technology and lab testing, Siegler and McClary are determined to bring about a legal and emotional resolution. Taking on a different unsolved crime each week, they will carefully re-examine evidence, question suspects and witnesses, and chase down leads in order to solve cases that would have otherwise remained cold indefinitely. TNT has ordered eight episodes ofCold Justice, which comes to the network from Wolf Films and Magical ElvesCold Justice is executive-produced by Emmy® winners Dick Wolf (Law & OrderChicago Fire), Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz (Top ChefFashion Star), Tom Thayer (HitchcockBury My Heart at Wounded Knee) and Kathryn Vaughan (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition).

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About TNT

TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & IslesFalling SkiesDallas,Major CrimesPerceptionFranklin & Bash and the upcoming King & Maxwell. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like Boston’s Finest and the upcoming 72 Hours and The Hero. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like CastleThe MentalistBones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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BBC America Announces Premiere Dates For New Series Coming This Winter

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BBC AMERICA ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW SERIES COMING THIS WINTER

Nov 16, 2012 | BBC AMERICA

Ripper Street, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan and Spies of Warsaw

New York – Friday, November 16, 2012 –BBC AMERICA announces the premiere dates for three brand new series coming to the network this winter. BBC AMERICA co-production Ripper Street premieres Saturday, January 19, 9:00pm ET, original travel-adventure series Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan premieres Tuesday, January 22, 10:00pm ET and mini-series Spies of Warsaw premieres over two nights beginning Wednesday, February 6 and concluding Wednesday, February 13 as part ofBBC AMERICA’s Dramaville. 

Ripper Street

In the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders, can anyone keep order in the blood stained London Streets? The eight-part BBC AMERICA co-production created by Richard Warlow, set in and around Victorian London, stars Matthew Macfadyen (Anna KareninaMI-5, Pride and Prejudice), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz), Myanna Buring (The Twilight SagaWhite Heat) and David Dawson (Luther, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). Haunted by the failure to catch London’s most evil killer, Inspector Edmund Reid (Macfadyen) now heads up the notorious H Division, the toughest district in London’s East End. Charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel, Inspector Reid is soon drawn deep into the seedy criminal underworld of Victorian London – where fear always lurks that each new murder could mark the return of The Ripper.  Ripper Street premieres Saturday, January 19, 9:00pm ET.

Ripper Street is produced for the BBC by Tiger Aspect Productions, Lookout Point and BBC AMERICA. The project is executive produced by Greg Brenman and Will Gould at Tiger Aspect and by Simon Vaughan at Lookout Point.

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghanis an exhilarating travel-adventure series that follows actor and wildlife enthusiast, Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings), as he explores the remote corners of the globe in search of some the most badass animals in the world. In each episode of the eight part series, Dominic takes the viewer along on an intimate journey as he backpacks through the rainforests of Ecuador, the caves of Venezuela, the arid deserts of Namibia and many more exotic locales – to get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous and elusive creatures known to man. Along the way, he’ll encounter vibrant locals, quirky experts and a host of creatures that inhabit the strange and wonderfully wild places on our planet. Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan premieres Tuesday, January 22, 10:00pm ET.

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghanis a BBC AMERICA original production and is produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television in association with OLN and Channel Five. Executive Producers are Dave Brady and co-executive producers include Jenn Kuzmyk Ruch for Cream Productions and Philip Clarke and Simon Raikes for Wildfire Television. Paul Kilback serves as the series producer.

Spies of Warsaw

David Tennant (Single FatherDoctor WhoHamlet) and Janet Montgomery (Made in JerseyBlack Swan,Entourage) star in the new Dramaville miniseries, Spies of Warsaw, based on the New York Times bestselling author Alan Furst’s acclaimed spy novel.Adapted byrenowned Emmy®-winning writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, the miniseries follows Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (Tennant), a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, in the years leading up to the Second World War as he’s drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna (Montgomery), a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest. Spies of Warsaw, set in Poland, Paris, London and Berlin, combines historical, intelligent narratives, interlaced with flawed, romantic and compelling characters.  Spies of Warsaw will premiere over two nights – Wednesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 13 as part of BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville

Spies of Warsaw is a Fresh Pictures production, executive produced by Richard Fell for Fresh Pictures and Jamie Laurenson for the BBC, co-produced by BBC AMERICA, Apple Film for TV Poland in association with ARTE FRANCE and BBC Worldwide.

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy®, five Golden Globes® and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 79.5 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visiting www.press.bbcamerica.com or follow us on www.twitter.com/bbcamerica.

FX Announces Winter 2013 Schedule. ‘Justified,’ ‘Archer’ Return Dates Announced

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FX SETS EARLY 2013 PREMIERE DATES 

Justified Returns With Its Fourth Season Tuesday, Jan. 8, 10 PM ET/PT 

Anger Management Starts its Back-90 Run on Thursday, Jan. 17 With Consecutive Episodes at 9 & 9:30 PM ET/PT 

Archer Returns For Season Four Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 PM ET/PT 

New Original Comedy Series Legit Premieres Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 PM ET/PT 

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Returns With a New Cycle of Episodes Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11 PM ET/PT 

FX logoLOS ANGELES, November 28, 2011 – FX, basic cable’s leader for year-round scripted programming, has announced its early 2013 release dates.

The Emmy® Award-winning Justified returns for its fourth season on January 8, and will continue to run Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT. Developed by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole.” In Season 3, Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens (Olyphant) faced off against dirty politics, hidden fortunes, a mysterious criminal ringleader named Limehouse, and Quarles, an ambitious gangster from the underbelly of Motor City. This January, Raylan will start to pick at the thread of a cold case over 30 years in the making, unraveling a riddle that echoes all the way back to his boyhood and his criminal father’s bad dealings. Meanwhile, Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finds his grip on Harlan loosening due to a Pentecostal preacher with a penchant for theatrics and a knack for manipulation to rival his own. Yost is an Executive Producer, along with Leonard, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Fred Golan. Justified is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.

Anger Management will begin its back-90 run on Thursday, January 17 with consecutive episodes at 9:00 & 9:30PM before moving to its regularly scheduled timeslot of Thursdays at 9:30 PM ET/PT. Charlie Sheen stars as “Charlie,” a non-traditional therapist specializing in Anger Management. He has a successful Private Practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend, an ex-wife whose positive outlook but poor choice in men frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter who has OCD.

FX’s acclaimed animated series Archer returns for its fourth season starting January 17 and will air Thursdays at 10 PM ET/PT. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillance is daunting and dangerous, every covert operation and global crisis is actually just another excuse for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled and incredibly vain master spy “Sterling Archer;” Aisha Tyler as Archer’s fellow agent and ex-girlfriend “Lana Kane;” Jessica Walter as Archer’s domineering mother and the director of ISIS, “Malory Archer;” Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller-turned ISIS agent “Cyril Figgis;” Judy Greer as Malory’s loquacious secretary, “Cheryl;” Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, “Pam Poovey;” Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason at ISIS, “Ray Gillette;” Lucky Yates as ISIS’s possibly mad scientist, “Krieger;” and George Coe as Archer’s elderly and always exploited butler, “Woodhouse.”

FX will premiere its newest original comedy series Legit, on January 17 at 10:30 ET/PT immediately following Archer. In Legit, Jim Jefferies is an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, struggling to make his life and career more “legit,” only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. Jim is encouraged in his quest by Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), his neurotic best friend and roommate, a cyber-law library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce, and Steve’s brother, Billy (DJ Qualls), who suffers from advanced staged Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. Legit stars Jim Jefferies as ‘Jim,’ Dan Bakkedahl as ‘Steve’ and DJ Qualls as ‘Billy.’ Peter O’Fallon, Jim Jefferies, Rick Cleveland and Lisa Blum serve as Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of Legit.

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bellwill return with a new cycle of episodes Thursday, January 17 at 11 PM ET/PT. Totally Biased, from Bell and Executive Producers Chris Rock, CHUCK Sklar and Keri Smith Esguia, stars standup comedian W. Kamau Bell as he hilariously dissects politics, pop culture, race, religion, sex and the media from his own unique point of view. The show features live guests and taped segments. The show is produced by FX Productions.

About FX

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in nearly 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series Sons Of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum; the upcoming drama series The Americans; the acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, BrandX with Russell Brand, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell; and the upcoming comedy Legit. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX’s other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.

TNT: Winter Premiere Dates Announced For ‘Leverage,’ ‘Rizolli & Isles,’ ‘Dallas’ ‘Southland,’ More…

Via Press Release:

TNT ANNOUNCES WINTER 2012-13 PREMIERE DATES

Lineup Includes Returning Hits Rizzoli & IslesDallas and Leverage; Launch of New Medical Drama Monday Mornings; and Fifth Season of Acclaimed Cop Drama Southland


October 2, 2012: As part of its strategic expansion to year-round original programming, TNT is set to burn brightly this winter with a slate of six original series. The lineup includes the return of three hit dramas, a new season of one of the most acclaimed series on television and the premiere of a brand new medical drama from David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Among TNT’s winter highlights, hit dramas Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage will return for a run of episodes beginning Nov. 27.

TNT’s hot new series Dallas will return for its second season on Jan. 28, followed on Feb. 4 by the debut of Monday Mornings, the new David E. Kelley-Sanjay Gupta medical drama starring Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina and Jamie Bamber.

On Feb. 13, TNT will launch the fifth season of Southland, the acclaimed police drama that puts viewers in the middle of the action on the streets of Los Angeles.

And on Feb. 27, TNT will premiere Boston’s Finest (working title), a new unscripted series with unprecedented access to the Boston Police Department, from executive producer Donnie Wahlberg.

When it comes to specials, TNT will showcase some of the music industry’s biggest stars in the network’s annual presentation of Christmas in Washington on Dec. 21. And TNT will team up with TBS for a live simulcast of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Jan. 27.

A complete roster of TNT’s original series this winter is included below. Hi-res photos are available for download from TNT’s online pressroom at http://tntnewsroom.com.

RIZOLLI & ISLES

Winter Premiere: Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Over the span of three seasons, Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander have proven that two heads are better than one in this Top 5 drama series. As Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, the pair share a quirky chemistry and put away some of Boston’s most notorious criminals. Developed by Janet Tamaro from the popular characters created by best-selling author Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television, Janet Tamaro’s Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions.

LEVERAGE

Winter Premiere: Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) Television’s coolest gang of thieves, grifters and con artists are back to close out the fifth season of this fast-paced, light-hearted caper series from blockbuster executive producer Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton stars, along with Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. Together, they attempt to take down those who would use wealth and power to take advantage of others.

DALLAS

Two-Hour Season Premiere: Monday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) This January, TNT is going to usher in the New Year with a whole new wave of back-stabbing, plot-scheming, black-mailing fun as the hit drama series Dallas returns for its second season. The exciting drama stars three iconic figures from the original series: Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman. They are joined by the next generation, played by Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo. The series also stars Brenda Strong, Mitch Pileggi and Emma Bell. Produced by Warner Horizon Television, TNT’s Dallas burst onto the scene this past summer with an average of 6.1 million viewers. It currently ranks as basic cable’s #1 new drama for the year-to-date with key adult demos. Special Programming Note: TNT will build up to the season 2 premiere of Dallas with two days of episodes from the first season on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27.

MONDAY MORNINGS

Series Premiere: Monday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) This powerful new series comes to TNT from award-winning producer David E. Kelley and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., on whose book the series is based. Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore.,Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. Produced by TNT Originals and David E. Kelley Productions, the series stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.

BOSTON’S FINEST (working title)

Series Premiere: Wednesday, Feb. 27  This gripping new series follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department, encompassing multiple units including the exclusive and highly decorated Gang Unit. Featuring detectives, investigators, beat officers, and others, we get an up close and personal look at what it takes to patrol and secure one of America’s greatest and most distinctive cities. Boston’s Finest (working title) comes to TNT from Jarrett Creative Group, along with executive producer Donnie Wahlberg’s Donnie D. Productions.

SyFy: Summer 2012 Schedule FINALLY Announced… Premiere Dates for ‘Alphas,’ ‘Warehouse 13,’ ‘Face Off’ (Where’s ‘Haven?’)

Well, Syfy decided to play it a little different this year by announcing their development slate for 2012 – 2013 at their upfront in April while waiting to announce their summer schedule for their returning shows until the NBC upfronts, today, effectively leaving us all hanging.  So, here it is, your SyFy Summer 2012 schedule (see press release below).

Highlights:

  • Again, no word on a release date for the Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome pilot or digital premiere.
  • The Eureka series finale will be on July 16th at 9:00 p.m.
  • Lost Girl will move to Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. beginning on July 20th.
  • The semi-annual Twilight Zone marathon returns again, this fourth of July (yay!).
  • Warehouse 13 season four will premiere Monday, July 23rd at 9:00 p.m.
  • Alphas season two will premiere Monday, July 23rd at 10:00 p.m.
  • Curiously, no word on a Haven season three premiere date, despite that it was renewed in October, 2011.
  • Face Off season three will premiere on August 21st at 9:00 p.m.
  • The ridiculous and ridiculously low-budget guilty pleasure SyFy original film slate this summer includes Jersey Shore Shark AttackPiranhaconda, Arachnoquake and of course, Big Foot.

Via Press Release:

SYFY SUMMER 2012 FEATURES RECORD NUMBER OF PRIMETIME ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING HOURS
ALL-NEW SEASONS OF WAREHOUSE 13, ALPHAS,
FACE OFF, DESTINATION TRUTH AND HAUNTED COLLECTOR

PREMIERES OF UNSCRIPTED SERIES SCHOOL SPIRITS, PARANORMAL HIGHWAY AND INSANE OR INSPIRED?

NEW SYFY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIES JERSEY SHORE SHARK ATTACK AND BIGFOOT

NEW YORK – May 15, 2012 – Featuring a record number of primetime original programming hours, Syfy’s hot Summer 2012 will be highlighted by the premiere of the new unscripted series School Sprits (from executive producer Mark Burnett), Insane or Inspired? and Paranormal Highway (working title) starring Jack Osbourne; new seasons of hits Warehouse 13, Face Off, Alphas, Destination Truth and Haunted Collector, along with the eagerly anticipated Saturday Original Movies Jersey Shore Shark Attack and Bigfoot, plus the series finale of the beloved Eureka.

Syfy will also present a Memorial Day weekend movie festival highlighted by the premiere of Super Shark on May 26th, followed by the semi-annual Twilight Zone marathon on July 4th.

Lost Girl will move to Fridays at 10PM beginning Friday, July 20.

Highlights of Syfy’s 2012 Summer Programming Schedule (All Times ET/PT)

MAY

INSANE OR INSPIRED? (NEW ORIGINAL SERIES)
Premieres Friday, May 25 at 10PM
This new series features the most exciting videos from the Internet that celebrate the world of imagination, invention, and extreme experiences. Actors Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks), Brooke Hogan, Ralph Garman, as well as television personality Josh Gates, host of Syfy’s Destination Truth, join comedians Ben Gleib, Owen Benjamin, Jodi Miller, Elliot Chang, Jermaine Fowler, Adam Ray, Christiana Pazistky, KT Tatara and Janet Varney to provide their unique commentary on each of the clips. The result is a fast-paced hour-long countdown of hilarious viral videos. Insane or Inspired? is produced by Comcast Studios with Jay James, Betsy Rott, and Sean Olsen serving as executive producers.

JUNE

HAUNTED COLLECTOR (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)
Premieres Wednesday, June 6 at 9PM
Haunted Collector features eminent paranormal collector John Zaffis, who searches for objects that have become home to paranormal spirits and/or energy. Each week Zaffis and his family help someone who’s terrorized by something strange in their own home, using the latest technology to identify the source of the paranormal activity. On the season 2 premiere of Haunted Collector, the team heads to Warsaw, Kentucky, where a woman’s home is suffering hauntings, possibly from two steamboats which crashed in a fiery collision, killing more than 60 people in 1868. Next, they travel to Huron, Ohio, in a race against the clock to remove the dangerous energy from an abandoned silo, scheduled to be destroyed in 48 hours. Haunted Collector is produced by Gurney Productions. Executive producers are Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney.

SCHOOL SPIRITS (NEW ORIGINAL SERIES)
Premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10PM
From executive producer Mark Burnett, School Spirits travels to schools and universities all across the country to recount the true ghost stories experienced on these academic campuses. The stories will be told in first person narratives through the testimonials of real students, teachers, parents and staff that have encountered the paranormal activity, blended with bone-chilling cinematic reenactments to further bring the haunting experiences to life. Executive producers: Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) and Seth Jarrett & Julie Insogna Jarrett (Celebrity Ghost Stories).

SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIES (ALL-NEW MOVIES)
Jersey Shore Shark Attack – Saturday, June 9 at 9PM – Led by an all-star cast of Tony Sirico (The Sopranos), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jack Scalia (Dallas), Joey Fatone (‘N Sync), William Atherton (Die Hard) and Vinny Guadagnino (Jersey Shore) the movie unfolds during the July Fourth weekend at the Jersey Shore, where angry sharks are on a rampage, devouring residents, leaving it to the local Guidos to save the day. The movie also stars Jeremy Luke as The Complication, Melissa Molinaro as Nooki, Joey Russo as Donnie, Daniel Booko as Balzac, Audi Resendez as B.J., and Alex Mauriello as J-Moni. Jersey Shore Shark Attack is a production of Hybrid Entertainment. The director is John Shepphird. Jeffrey Schenck, Barry Barnholtz and Peter Sullivan are the producers.
Piranhaconda – Saturday, June 16 at 9PM – Part fish! Part snake! All killer! In B-movie icon Roger Corman’s latest, a hybrid creature – half piranha and half anaconda — attacks a movie crew on location near her nest when her egg is stolen. Now they must outrun and kill the deadly piranhaconda as well as stop the mad scientist who stole the egg – before they all become dinner. Stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill: I & II) and Rachel Hunter (The Benchwarmers). Piranhaconda is a production of New Horizons, directed by Jim Wynorski.
Arachnoquake – Saturday, June 23 at 9PM – In Arachnoquake, starring Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), massive earthquakes unleash giant albino spiders. Freed from their ancient subterranean prison, the spiders go on a murderous rampage through New Orleans. Joining Gold will be Bug Hall (The Little Rascals), Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). The movie is a production of Active Entertainment. Arachnoquake is directed by Griff Furst.
Bigfoot – Saturday, June 30 at 9PM – Television legends Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family) and Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) star as life-long rivals battling over Bigfoot. Howard Hesseman (Head of the Class), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks), Andre Royo (The Wire) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper (School’s Out) co-star in the movie, which is directed by Oscar and Emmy nominee Bruce Davison (X-Men). Bigfoot is a production of The Asylum.

JULY

DESTINATION TRUTH (SEASON 5 PREMIERE)
Premieres Tuesday, July 10 at 8PM
Season 5 opens with two special back-to-back episodes, as Josh Gates and his team lead viewers on a chase into one of the world’s biggest caves in the jungles of Vietnam to search for Bigfoot. Then, at the overwhelming request of fans, they’ll travel to Romania for a return visit to the haunted Hoia Bachu Forest, the site of their most terrifying investigation to date, and then explore the reportedly haunted Mayan ruins of Tikal in pursuit of a monster known as the Belize Goblin. They’ll also lead viewers into a remote Transylvanian village on a hunt for vampires and journey to Kazakhstan (a Destination Truth first) to search for the legendary Kazakh monster. Destination Truth is executive produced by Brad Kuhlman for Ping Pong Productions (1000 Places to See Before You Die, Celebrity Rehab, FM Nation). Josh Gates and Erin Ryder serve as co-executive producers.

PARANORMAL HIGHWAY (NEW ORIGINAL SERIES)
Premieres Tuesday, July 10 at 10PM
Paranormal Highway puts the pedal to the metal as Jack Osbourne and his friend Dana Workman do their own first-person investigations of the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads. Fueled by eyewitness interviews and evidence collected by Jack’s state-of-the-art equipment, he and Dana will travel alone, self-documenting their harrowing face-to-face encounters with the paranormal. Production company: BASE Productions. Executive producers: John Brenkus, Mickey Stern, Ron Ziskin.

EUREKA (SERIES FINALE)
Airs Monday, July 16 at 9PM
After five seasons, Syfy’s long-running original series comes to an end and the remarkable residents of Eureka say their goodbyes. During the thrilling final season, the town is reeling after the Astraeus and her crew mysteriously vanished just before their planned launch to Titan. As the town copes with the shocking personal changes caused by the Astraeus ordeal, they continue to uncover the truth about the forces behind the crew’s bizarre disappearance — with shocking results. Eureka stars Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter) Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Joe Morton (Henry Deacon), Erica Cerra (Jo Lupo), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo) and Niall Matter (Zane Donovan). Co-creator Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller are executive producers. The series is produced and distributed by Universal Cable Productions.

WAREHOUSE 13 (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)
Premieres Monday, July 23 at 9PM
Season 4 kicks off with the Warehouse Team still reeling from the shocking events of the climactic season three finale – the loss of Agent Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder), H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray) and the destruction of the Warehouse itself. Their only hope lies in racing to the other side of the Earth to hunt down an obscure artifact, which may or may not even exist – and if it does exist, what consequences will they face for using it? The most successful series in Syfy history, Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself. Sam Huntington (Being Human) will be among the star-studded array of season 4 guest stars. Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner.

ALPHAS (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)
Premieres Monday, July 23 at 10PM
In Syfy’s action-packed hit drama series, an unlikely team of ordinary people with superhuman physical and mental abilities – known as Alphas – takes on mysterious cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unable to solve and go head-to-head with criminal Alphas.

Season 2 picks up eight months after last year’s finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his revelation. The rest of the core team has disbanded and some, without Rosen’s guidance and care, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons in order to reunite and try to save their own.

Alphas also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell. Erin Way (Detroit 187, Private Practice) joins the cast this season as “Kat” a mysterious young loner whose Alpha ability allows her to pick up any skill at a glance. But while her skills are permanent, her personal memories are short-lived. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television with executive producers Bruce Miller, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein and Zak Penn. Penn and co-executive producer Michael Karnow are series creators.

AUGUST

PARANORMAL WITNESS (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)
Premieres Wednesday, August 8 at 10PM
Using a mixture of intimate first-hand testimony, actual home video and gritty realistic drama, the hit series Paranormal Witness returns to transport viewers into a world turned upside-down by extraordinary, terrifying and sometimes life-threatening paranormal events. Paranormal Witness is produced by Raw TV (Locked Up Abroad and Gold Rush Alaska). Executive producers are Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton.

FACE OFF (SEASON 3 PREMIERE)
Premieres Tuesday, August 21 at 9PM
Syfy’s hit competition reality series returns for season 3 with 12 aspiring special effects make-up artists and their unlimited imaginations, competing to create amazing works of living art. The eleven-episode season will feature some of the most difficult challenges ever attempted and high power special guest judges. It all culminates in one winner and one $100,000 grand prize that will launch a career. McKenzie Westmore returns as host. The second season finale became the most watched unscripted telecast in the channel’s nearly 20-year history, transforming 3.58 million total viewers, based on Live+7 data. This also established a Syfy original series record – for scripted and unscripted programs – for most Adults 18-34 viewers with 1.01 million. Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media with Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serving as executive producers.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Showtime Reveals Summer Schedule With Announcements Of Weeds And Episodes Premiere Dates

Showtime has announced premiere dates for the eighth season of Weeds and the second season of Episodes.  On Sunday, July 1st, Weeds will premiere at 10:00 p.m. followed by Episodes at 10:30 p.m.  In what might be its final season, Weeds will air 13 episodes and Episodes will air nine episodes.  Read the full press-release below.

Via Press Release:

LOS ANGELES, CA – (March 14, 2012) – It’s going to be a sizzling summer of comedy on SHOWTIME with the season premieres of the hit series WEEDS (10 p.m. ET/PT) and EPISODES (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Sunday, July 1st. Thirteen half-hour episodes of WEEDS’ eighth season go into production in Los Angeles in April, and nine half-hours of EPISODES’ second season recently wrapped production in London and Los Angeles.

WEEDS stars Mary-Louise Parker in her Golden Globe® Award-winning performance as Nancy Botwin, a former suburban widow who turned to selling marijuana to make ends meet and has bloomed into a full-fledged queenpin. The series is created by Emmy® Award winner Jenji Kohan and produced by Lionsgate.

EPISODES stars Matt LeBlanc, in his recent 2012 Golden Globe Award-winning role as a fictional version of himself.  EPISODES is a co-production between SHOWTIME Networks in the U.S. and the BBC in the UK, written and executive produced by David Crane (Friends, The Class) and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You, The Class). Jimmy Mulville executive produces through his successful Hat Trick production company (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Worst Week).

The WEEDS season finale was punctuated at a family dinner by a fateful bullet from a lone gunman. Which of our beloved Botwins was the target and who pulled the trigger? Last season jumped ahead three years and picked up with Nancy finishing a stint in federal prison. She, her brother-in-law Andy (Justin Kirk) and sons, Silas (Hunter Parrish) and Shane (Alexander Gould) – with Doug (Kevin Nealon) in tow – were reunited in New York City where she re-launched her pot business, worked at a hedge fund, and fought for custody of her son, little Stevie, from her sister Jill (special guest star Jennifer Jason Leigh).

The second season of EPISODES picks up four months after the finale with Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) no longer living together, but forced into an Awkward working relationship with Matt, as Pucks! goes from a pilot to full-blown series. As Beverly struggles to save her marriage, Matt is determined to save his “bromance” with Sean, and all of them are forced to try to save Pucks! as its ratings start to plummet and the pressure mounts. EPISODES centers around Sean and Beverly, a husband–and-wife producing team who are forced to navigate the many pitfalls of the Hollywood television business when their successful British show is brought to America, and the U.S. network insists on making the show more audience friendly by replacing their venerable thespian lead with…Matt LeBlanc.  Season one left off with Beverly and Sean’s comedy, Lyman’s Boys, mangled beyond recognition by the Hollywood powers-that-be into Pucks!, a sitcom about a high-school hockey coach starring Matt LeBlanc. When Beverly sleeps with Matt in a moment of drunken madness, her marriage is left as battered as the state of their TV show.

AMC: Season Premiere Dates For ‘Mad Men’ & ‘The Killing’ Announced, ‘The Walking Dead’ Gets Three More Episodes For Season Three

In news that makes us say, “‘Bout flippin’ time…,” AMC announced that the premiere dates for the latest seasons of their hit shows Mad Men and The Killing.  Season five for Mad Men will begin on March 25th and season two of The Killing on April 1st.

AMC also announced that they have ordered 16 episodes of The Walking Dead, which is three more than the current season’s order of 13.  The second half of season two of The Walking Dead premieres on February 12th.

There’s also some information below about a new unscripted series featuring Kevin Smith called Comic Book Men that we’ve seen the trailer for but, to be honest, even as geeky as we are, what we saw didn’t excite us that much.  Comic Book Men will be premiering immediately after the season 2.5 premier of The Walking Dead.

Check out the two press releases below.

Via Press Release:

AMC ANNOUNCES Q1 & Q2 2012 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES  

  “Mad Men” Season 5 Debuts with Two-Hour Premiere on Sunday, March 25

  “The Killing” Returns with Two-Hour Premiere on Sunday, April 1

Unscripted Series “Comic Book Men,” New Episodes of “The Walking Dead,” Along with Return of Live After Show “Talking Dead,”

Debut February 12

Pasadena, CA – January 14, 2012 – AMC announced today, from the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, premiere dates for new and returning original series in Q1 and Q2 2012, including the critically acclaimed dramas “Mad Men,” “The Killing” and “The Walking Dead,” as well as its unscripted series “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men.”

 Following are additional details on AMC’s early 2012 premieres:

 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

The critically acclaimed second season of “The Walking Dead” returns at 9pm ET/PT with the new episode, “Nebraska.” February 12 also marks the return of AMC’s live after show, “Talking Dead,” at midnight ET.

Also, for the first time, “The Walking Dead” fans can participate in a live, interactive experience online while watching new season two episodes on AMC.  “The Walking Dead” StorySync on amctv.com invites viewers to vote in polls, answer trivia questions and relive tense moments via video clips – all timed to coincide with the premiere broadcast of the series’ latest episode. Think Shane should have stayed away from the barn? Vote in StorySync’s “Judgment” poll and see if fellow fans agree. See a particularly gruesome walker kill? Rank it on the “Gore Gauge.” And, as always, a live “Watch & Chat” for each episode lets visitors join the ongoing commentary fueled by fellow rabid fans. (StorySync is optimized for both Internet browsers and tablet devices.)

“The Walking Dead” season two continues to deliver the strongest telecasts for any drama in basic cable history against Adults 18-49.  The series’ international premieres delivered equally impressive results in all major international TV markets, and broke pay-TV ratings’ records across the world. The series is led by a cast that includes Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs and Norman Reedus.

Immediately following “The Walking Dead” is the premiere of AMC’s newest unscripted series, “Comic Book Men,”at 10pm ET/PT.  Executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (“LA Ink,” “Storm Chasers”) and Elyse Seiden (Red State), the series (formerly titled “Secret Stash”) is set in Smith’s iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, and captures the world of the neighborhood comic book store and fanboy culture. The season consists of 6 one-hour episodes.

 SUNDAY, MARCH 25

As one of the most highly anticipated season premieres of the year, the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama “Mad Men” is back with a two-hour season 5 premiere on Sunday, March 25 at 9pm ET/PT. Written by Matthew Weiner and directed by Jennifer Getzinger, the season premiere episode will also be available onamctv.com the Monday after air.

Following the premiere, on Sunday, April 1, “Mad Men” will return to its regular timeslot at 10pm ET/PT with an episode written by Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner and directed by Jon Hamm.

Fans looking to catch up on “Mad Men” can watch the fourth season On Demand, beginning Monday, January 23, or set their DVR every Sunday morning at 6:00am ET/PT when AMC continues to air episodes from seasons one through four (in order) leading up to the season five premiere.

Created by Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, “Mad Men” made history last September as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. “Mad Men” stars Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Jared Harris and Kiernan Shipka.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

AMC’s hit series “The Killing” returns for its second season with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, April 1 at 8pm ET/PT.  Following the premiere, on Sunday, April 8, “The Killing” is back to its regular timeslot at 9pm ET/PT.

For those looking to catch up on the series, all 13 episodes from the Emmy® nominated first season will be available On Demand beginning Monday, March 5.

Based on the Danish television series “Forbrydelson,” “The Killing” follows the police investigation of a young girl’s murder in Seattle and the hunt for her killer. Written and executive produced by Veena Sud, “The Killing” stars Mireille Enos, who garnered Emmy® and Golden Globe® Best Actress nominations for her portrayal of detective Sarah Linden, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton.

AMC ANNOUNCES Q1 & Q2 2012 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES  

 

 “Mad Men” Season 5 Debuts with Two-Hour Premiere on Sunday, March 25

 

 “The Killing” Returns with Two-Hour Premiere on Sunday, April 1

 

Unscripted Series “Comic Book Men,” New Episodes of “The Walking Dead,” Along with Return of Live After Show “Talking Dead,”

Debut February 12

 

Pasadena, CA – January 14, 2012 – AMC announced today, from the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, premiere dates for new and returning original series in Q1 and Q2 2012, including the critically acclaimed dramas “Mad Men,” “The Killing” and “The Walking Dead,” as well as its unscripted series “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men.”

Following are additional details on AMC’s early 2012 premieres:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

The critically acclaimed second season of “The Walking Dead” returns at 9pm ET/PT with the new episode, “Nebraska.” February 12 also marks the return of AMC’s live after show, “Talking Dead,” at midnight ET.

Also, for the first time, “The Walking Dead” fans can participate in a live, interactive experience online while watching new season two episodes on AMC.  “The Walking Dead” StorySync on amctv.com invites viewers to vote in polls, answer trivia questions and relive tense moments via video clips – all timed to coincide with the premiere broadcast of the series’ latest episode. Think Shane should have stayed away from the barn? Vote in StorySync’s “Judgment” poll and see if fellow fans agree. See a particularly gruesome walker kill? Rank it on the “Gore Gauge.” And, as always, a live “Watch & Chat” for each episode lets visitors join the ongoing commentary fueled by fellow rabid fans. (StorySync is optimized for both Internet browsers and tablet devices.)

“The Walking Dead” season two continues to deliver the strongest telecasts for any drama in basic cable history against Adults 18-49.  The series’ international premieres delivered equally impressive results in all major international TV markets, and broke pay-TV ratings’ records across the world. The series is led by a cast that includes Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs and Norman Reedus.

Immediately following “The Walking Dead” is the premiere of AMC’s newest unscripted series, “Comic Book Men,”at 10pm ET/PT.  Executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (“LA Ink,” “Storm Chasers”) and Elyse Seiden (Red State), the series (formerly titled “Secret Stash”) is set in Smith’s iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, and captures the world of the neighborhood comic book store and fanboy culture. The season consists of 6 one-hour episodes.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

As one of the most highly anticipated season premieres of the year, the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama “Mad Men” is back with a two-hour season 5 premiere on Sunday, March 25 at 9pm ET/PT. Written by Matthew Weiner and directed by Jennifer Getzinger, the season premiere episode will also be available onamctv.com the Monday after air.

Following the premiere, on Sunday, April 1, “Mad Men” will return to its regular timeslot at 10pm ET/PT with an episode written by Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner and directed by Jon Hamm.

Fans looking to catch up on “Mad Men” can watch the fourth season On Demand, beginning Monday, January 23, or set their DVR every Sunday morning at 6:00am ET/PT when AMC continues to air episodes from seasons one through four (in order) leading up to the season five premiere.

Created by Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, “Mad Men” made history last September as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. “Mad Men” stars Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Jared Harris and Kiernan Shipka.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

AMC’s hit series “The Killing” returns for its second season with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, April 1 at 8pm ET/PT.  Following the premiere, on Sunday, April 8, “The Killing” is back to its regular timeslot at 9pm ET/PT.

For those looking to catch up on the series, all 13 episodes from the Emmy® nominated first season will be available On Demand beginning Monday, March 5.

Based on the Danish television series “Forbrydelson,” “The Killing” follows the police investigation of a young girl’s murder in Seattle and the hunt for her killer. Written and executive produced by Veena Sud, “The Killing” stars Mireille Enos, who garnered Emmy® and Golden Globe® Best Actress nominations for her portrayal of detective Sarah Linden, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton.

Via Press Release:

AMC ANNOUNCES 16 EPISODE ORDER FOR

“THE Walking Dead” SEASON 3

 Second Season of the Global Hit Series Continues to Deliver More Adults 18-49

Than Any Other Basic Cable Drama in Television History

Pasadena, CA – January 14, 2012 – AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour in Pasadena, CA that the third season of “The Walking Dead” will consist of 16 episodes.  Previous season orders were for 13 episodes.  AMC’s international broadcast partner FOX International Channels (FIC) will follow the 16 episode order and structure a similar schedule worldwide. Season two of the critically acclaimed global hit series continues to deliver the strongest telecasts for any drama in basic cable history against Adults 18-49, as well as, top international pay-TV ratings on Fox International Channels’ (FIC) major markets. “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics.  Glen Mazzara serves as series’ showrunner and executive producer. Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Frank Darabont are executive producers with Greg Nicotero as co-executive producer.

“The Walking Dead” has received rave reviews from countless critics, both domestic and international, who heralded the series as “above all else, ‘The Walking Dead’ hasn’t lost the most important ingredient in its strangely successful recipe: it’s thrilling” (The Hollywood Reporter), “…with Dead’s riveting cast of characters, the personal dynamics are almost as potent as the gory thrills” (Us Weekly), “‘The Walking Dead’ is a feast.  Dig in.” (The Guardian, UK),   “It doesn’t even take three minutes to realize that this series is setting standards” (Der Tagesspiegel, Germany).

“The Walking Dead” secured a 2010 Golden Globe®nomination for Best Television Series – Drama and won the 2011 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

About AMC

AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series – Drama for three consecutive years.  Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories.  AMC’s original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell On Wheels.”  AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About.  Available in more than 97 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv.  AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.  AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

About FOX International Channels

FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 35 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 400 million subscribing households (1 billion cumulative) worldwide. We also operate a global online advertising unit, .FOX (pronounced “dot-fox”) specialized in online video and display, and four TV production houses. In operation since: August 14, 1993.